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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Kahale in Indonesia

Earthquake location -10.1404S, 118.8494WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 56 km SSW of Kahale, Indonesia (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 118.8494 East, latitude -10.1404 South, depth = 12.56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 16:25:12 / September 20, 2017 @ 4:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.56 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:25:12 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000arxl. Event ids that are associated: us2000arxl.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km SSW of Kahale, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 118.8494° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1404° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW of Kahale, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-20 16:25:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 17:12:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.662 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000arxl Id of event.
Event Code 2000arxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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